Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Saint Louis, MO

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Yasmira Emofor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCDP-D
Verified
Verified
Being in the field over 10 years has equipped me with several therapeutic approaches like CBT as well to best assist you in your journey.
Have you felt like you are missing out on life? Have you felt like you are in a slump that you can’t dig yourself out off? Like you been struggling for so long without a break from the stress of it all? Whether your struggle is depression, anxiety, phobias or trauma, I am here to offer a safe space for you. What you want to feel is empowered, capable and resilient to handle the challenge of flying, driving, anxiety, trauma or ready to face down any fear. Let me help you reclaim your resiliency today!
(314) 742-8208
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Saint Louis, MO 63108
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Open Arms Wellness Therapy and Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Our approaches are as varied as our clients but includes exploring the source of your problems, and implementing mindfulness, CBT , & EMDR based strategies.
Frustrated with calling therapists and not receiving a call back? We pride ourselves in finding expert clinicians in each speciality in the greater St. Louis area and we have openings. We can help match you to a clinician that has proven success helping clients with similar issues. Our approach assists clients in exploring the source of their problems. We listen. We find unique strategies that build on your passions to bring healing to your life. You won't believe how much better it can get when you work with our handpicked professionals.
(314) 648-8192
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Saint Louis, MO 63144
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Dr. Sam Kramer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have extensive experience and training in providing anxiety disorder treatment and specialize in treating OCD. My treatment approach combines elements of Cognitive -Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I use Exposure and Response Prevention, the gold standard treatment for OCD. OCD can present in many different ways, and unfortunately many people suffer for years without receiving appropriate diagnosis and treatment. If you are ready to take action on gaining back control of your life from anxiety, I can help.
(314) 742-7301
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Saint Louis, MO 63139
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Andy Orayfig
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I have been practicing psychology for 6 years and I have a PsyD from Regent University with a specialty in Clinical Psychology and Religious/Spiritual issues. I believe that every client brings strengths and resources to the table from which to draw upon, and every client has an internal motivation to change and grow to some degree. I come from a community mental health background and connect with the value of accessible, affordable healthcare for those who need it. I operate from a cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, mindfulness, and trauma informed perspective, depending on the client’s need.
(314) 907-3621
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Saint Louis, MO 63105
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Amy Kurz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My areas of specialization are in OCD and social anxiety, focusing primarily on school-aged children and adolescents. For the past seven years I have worked exclusively in an OCD and Anxiety treatment center, developing my skills to be an expert in this area. I provide evidence-based therapy, which includes mostly Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention, the gold-standard treatment for OCD. I am also LGBTQ+ affirming. If your child is suffering from anxiety or OCD, and you think they would benefit from learning concrete strategies and skills to function better at school, home, or socially, I’m here to help.
(314) 804-1489
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Saint Louis, MO 63139
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Dr. Cherie L Swingler
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Verified
My approach belief is that everyone is unique and therefore, I utilize a combination of motivational interviewing, cognitive -behavioral therapy, trauma focused therapy and person centered techniques to assist my clients in obtaining a personalized counseling experience.
My name is Dr. Chérie Swingler, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Missouri. I have over 12 years experience working in the arena of counseling and therapeutic services. Much of my education and work experience has been focused on issues related to careers/education, anxiety, anger management, depression, trauma, ADHD and relationship/family conflicts.
(314) 916-6014
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Saint Louis, MO 63101
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Alecia Watts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
During sessions, therapeutic methods used may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness practices, and Breathing Techniques.
I believe that everyone possesses positive, innate tools that can help them conquer life’s challenges and reach personal growth through self-determination. I have a passion for encouraging individuals to identify and become the best version of themselves possible. As a trauma-informed clinician, I have helped clients navigate through life's challenges including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic illness, self-esteem/self-worth, relationship conflict, and life transitions.
(314) 648-8457
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Saint Louis, MO 63109
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Halston Hutchison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I may incorporate the following therapeutic styles into our sessions: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ), Family Systems & Motivational Interviewing.
First, I would like to say welcome and congratulate you on taking the necessary steps to getting the care, attention and support you deserve! I personally know from previous experience that these first steps can sometimes feel the most difficult; but with encouragement, determination and perseverance, you will be revealed as the conqueror you already are!
(314) 274-6438 x6
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Saint Louis, MO 63119
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Sally Gafford
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA
Verified
Verified
I am a dedicated therapy professional who stays current in several specializations, holding advanced degrees, licenses, and certifications. With solid expertise in the scientific bases of Marriage and Family Therapy, I use the Brief Solution Oriented Cognitive Behavioral approach. The approach I use is an invaluable resource in guiding clients towards positive changes in less time, while allowing clients to maintain their autonomy.
(314) 272-3270
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Saint Louis, MO 63141
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Johnny Kim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I have experience in CBT and DBT.
Hellooo! Thanks for making time to be here today. If you're here, I'm wondering if you've asked yourself important questions such as: When was the last time you were asked what you needed? What does acceptance look like in your life? How can you live your most authentic self? What does it look like creating an environment for yourself to be successful? If you find yourself resonating with these questions, then you're more than likely seeking a provider who can help you achieve your goals, and maybe that's me! I encourage you to make an appointment today to find out.
(314) 671-0676
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Saint Louis, MO 63108
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Mary Ann Commes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness practices into our sessions, which helps to improve coping skills and better manage stress and pain.
Making the choice to start therapy can feel daunting, but it can be a rewarding and healing experience. Therapy is a space where you can express thoughts and feelings without judgment. You can explore and heal, learn and observe, and work towards the goals and values that you identify as important. I assist people in discovering peace and comfort within their lives through coping skills, mindfulness practices, and self compassion, as well as exploring and healing from past experiences and traumas.
(314) 526-2740
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Saint Louis, MO 63108
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Asha (Ayee-Shuh) Creary
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC, IPT-CST
Verified
Verified
I incorporate trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, strengths based therapy, motivational interviewing and solution focused therapies.
I am a professional counselor who strongly believes that we can heal ourselves through a shift in our thought patterns, behaviors & mindset. I enjoy working with Black men and women who are struggling with the longterm aftermath of childhood trauma leading to increased experiences with anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD & maladaptive attachment styles. I start the therapeutic experience by exploring your family history & build connections to current disruptive & unhealthy patterns impacting your mental health. I empathize with those struggling with change due to previous traumas, learned maladaptive thoughts, patterns & beliefs.
(314) 886-6757
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Saint Louis, MO 63102
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Latasha Barber
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA Ed, NCC, PLPC, SMFT
Verified
Verified
I offer an approach influenced by CBT , DBT, Narrative and Existential techniques including engaging clients in “walk and talk therapy” to assist in overcoming barriers associated with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and relationship distress.
Now Accepting New Clients! When we experience difficult situations in our lives there is nothing more empowering than having a support system to help you find your voice and identity. You have taken a courageous step in seeking counseling and I will provide support and encouragement. I will help in undoing aloneness, increasing one’s capacity to self-love and co create the narrative to become your self at best. You will experience an empathetic, non-judgmental, holistic and strength-based approach to conquering your challenges and relationship barriers.
(727) 855-3361
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Saint Louis, MO 63103
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Not accepting new clients
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Julia López
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MPH, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My therapeutic techniques are primarily focused on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and EMDR.
I work closely with sexual and gender minority individuals (LGBTQIA+), BIPOC and immigrant/refugee populations. I specialize in working with individuals who are 18+ and who may need help with processing trauma, stabilizing emotional regulation and working towards adaptive core beliefs. I believe that oppressive structures impact a person's emotional wellbeing on a multitude of levels and that intersectional identities of a person are all important in the processing of the mental and physical wellbeing of an individual. I have provided therapeutic services for clients for nearly 15 years.
(314) 626-8237
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Saint Louis, MO 63123
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Not accepting new clients
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Lauren Komp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am trained in a variety of counseling methods including EMDR, DBT, CBT , and attachment focused therapies.
I am not currently accepting new clients. Hi and welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have been providing therapy services for 9 years. I have a background in treating individuals who have experienced trauma, are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, and relationship issues. I can also help with life transitions, lack of motivation, and struggles with self-esteem. I have direct experience working with diverse populations, including specialized experience working with the LGBTQIA+ community and those who identify as non-monogamous. I see individuals ranging in ages from 12 years old and up.
(314) 274-6632
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Saint Louis, MO 63104
Not accepting new clients
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Carolyn Catchings
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CRC, Coach
Verified
Verified
If your behavior does not reflect your core potential, make this your day to initiate personal growth & evolutionary change. Learn how to discover and employ your personal power to activate transformation! As a Personal Empowerment Coach, I help clients learn cognitive restructuring and behavior modification techniques to release their "authentic self" making change operational in their everyday life. I address physical, mental, emotional & spiritual issues through a wellness paradigm vs. symptom treatment approach. My philosophy is framed from a strength based perspective, "what's well with you" not "what's wrong with you".
(314) 222-2261
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Saint Louis, MO 63132
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Dr. N. James Vick
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC2519
Verified
Verified
I have experience in CBT therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy.
Hello and thank you for stopping by my page today. I have an extensive background in treating substance addiction related challenges. I am accepting new clients for virtual sessions and providing in-person sessions for adults with substance use disorders, Families dealing with substance use disorders as well co-occurring mental health related to substance use disorders. Please reach out to discuss how I can best help you.
(314) 907-3918
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Saint Louis, MO 63108
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Love & Kindness Therapeutic Services LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Trauma-Focused CBT , CBT , Solution-Focused, components of DBT, and client-centered.
At Love & Kindness Therapeutic Services LLC, I am looking to connect with clients 18 years and older of all populations, genders, and backgrounds. I enjoy helping clients explore their thoughts and feelings while working closely to develop effective coping, decision making, and skill based learning tools.
(314) 626-0605
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Saint Louis, MO 63108
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Maggie McCarthy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I utilize DBT, CBT and ACT in my therapy practice.
We are often our own worst critics. Though achievement and goal setting are important, we can neglect our relationships, hobbies, and health for things that feel more important. In the name of self-improvement, we miss the moments of pleasure and connection that give life meaning. I believe that therapy offers the space to slow down, to notice the goodness surrounding us, and to practice acceptance. We all have the capacity to achieve our goals without sacrificing the things that bring us joy.
(314) 907-2327
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Saint Louis, MO 63144
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Lindsey Gischer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I resonate as being an intuitive, holistic therapist that uses a variety of techniques such as CBT ( cognitive behavioral therapy), DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy) and solution-focused therapy to reduce levels of suffering.
Since the pandemic, anxiety and depression has reached us on a global scale and everyone is in need of a connection to reduce their pain. Being aware of the mind-body-spirit connections, I guide my clients on reaching their goals as well as meeting them where they are without judgement. The majority of my clients seem to want the similar things: peace, balance, and acceptance.
(314) 949-3383
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Saint Louis, MO 63109
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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists

How does cognitive behavioral therapy work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario (catastrophizing) or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioral therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioral therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.